Month: August 2021

BMG Reports Record HY Earnings Amid Ongoing Streaming, Vinyl Growth

BMG Reports Record HY Earnings Amid Ongoing Streaming, Vinyl Growth

During 202’s opening half, BMG generated a record €296 million (approximately $349.34 million at the present exchange rate), with a streaming-driven recorded-earnings uptick having offset a plateau in publishing income, according to a newly released financial analysis from the label and publisher’s Bertelsmann parent company. Berlin-headquartered BMG’s operations across Q and Q2 202 accounted for …

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Oktoberfest 2021 in Tempe Is Canceled Due to the Delta Variant

Oktoberfest 2021 in Tempe Is Canceled Due to the Delta Variant

click to enlarge Cool down with a cold one at Four Peaks Oktoberfest. Alexandra Gaspar Set your lederhosen aside for another year: The Four Peaks Oktoberfest scheduled for October 8 to 10 at Tempe Beach Park has been canceled due to concerns about the Delta variant of COVID-19, according to Mike O’Hara, one of the …

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SiriusXM Launches TikTok Radio, Featuring the App's 'Trending Sounds'

SiriusXM Launches TikTok Radio, Featuring the App’s ‘Trending Sounds’

Amid continued user growth for the ever-controversial TikTok, SiriusXM has officially launched a channel dedicated to the short-form video-sharing app’s most popular tracks, “presented by TikTok creators, tastemakers, top artists, and DJs.” SiriusXM recently announced the formal rollout of TikTok Radio – one component of a wider TikTok partnership that was unveiled in May – …

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Have Credits? View Your Stream Counts with Muso.AI – How It Works

Have Credits? View Your Stream Counts with Muso.AI – How It Works

You no longer have to be the artist on works to see your stream counts. For the first time, engineers, producers, songwriters, and musicians can see credit performance!  Unlike artists, music professionals lack streaming insight. Not any more. The following was created in collaboration with Muso.AI, a proud partner of Digital Music News. Working with …

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Olivia Rodrigo Accused of Plagiarizing Elvis Costello — Costello Responds

Olivia Rodrigo Quietly Lists Paramore as Songwriters on ‘Good 4 U’

Last month, Olivia Rodrigo added Taylor Swift – and songwriter-producer Jack Antonoff and creator St. Vincent – as co-writers on “Deja Vu.” Now, the Murrieta-born artist has officially listed Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams and former bandmember Josh Farro as “Good 4 U” songwriters, presumably because of the track’s purported similarities to 2007’s “Misery Business.” These …

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Big Finish Is Keeping the Tempe Desert Rock Sound Alive

Big Finish Is Keeping the Tempe Desert Rock Sound Alive

click to enlarge Big Finish is from left: David Rhodes, Phillip Rhodes, Greg Gleason, Chad Hines, and Tony Burns. Matt Simon Local music has evolved plenty since the Tempe sound heyday of the 1990s. But the music of the “desert rock” days lives on in various songs, bands, and shows. Case in point: Big Finish, …

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Allsaints Music Group Announces $60 Million Funding Round

Allsaints Music Group Announces $60 Million Funding Round

Allsaints Music Group, a Hong Kong-based digital-music company, has reportedly raised $60 million via a Series B funding round. Pandaily just recently reported on the multimillion-dollar raise completed by Allsaints Music Group, which had previously inked strategic agreements with prominent Chinese tech manufacturers OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi in an effort “to roll out a wide …

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Tomorrowland Launches Label, Inks Partnership With Universal Music

Tomorrowland Launches Label, Inks Partnership With Universal Music

Back in June, Tomorrowland organizers were forced to shelve their festival for the second consecutive year due to a large-gathering ban issued by local government officials. Now, less than one month out from its arrival on the Euronext Amsterdam, Universal Music Group has inked an “exclusive global partnership” with the annual EDM event, centering on …

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